Memoirs of a Linguist

Blog URL:http://www.linguist-in-waiting.com
Blog Tags:graduate school, linguistics, travel, experiments, dissertation, PhD
Country:United States
State/Province:New York
Location:Buffalo

This blog is about the daily activities of a 28-year-old Ph.D. candidate, who daydreams of seeing the world, while ranting about people around him, as he attempts to get the elusive three-letters after his name.



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We are living in a new normal now. We work from home, we love video calls, we don't shake hands, we refrain from meeting other people as much as possible. All in the hopes of slowing down the spread of the coronavirus. Plenty of rules and regulat...

After spending three nights in Bamberg, and two nights in Bayreuth, my last stop would be Nürnberg, where I would spend three nights. This is perhaps the biggest city I would visit in this trip, and therefore there was plenty of things to see within...

Resisting Change

on Nov 19, 2020 in: personal

Change is not embraced by everyone. And sometimes I also find myself in that situation. For example, this blog. I've been writing down my thoughts and downloading my pictures for years now in this platform, mostly treating it as a prosthetic exte...

Almost every town I visited in Franconia seemed to have a palace one can visit. Bayreuth is nothing different: at the edge of the town centre there is a palace that is open to the public. So I checked it out.More...

I have too many holiday allotments remaining for this year. And unfortunately, it is company policy that we all have to take them within the year, unlike pre-pandemic periods when we were allowed to roll them over up to the first quarter of the follo...

Of course, while one is in Bayreuth, one should visit the Margravial Opera House. This is a Baroque opera house that was built between 1745 and 1750. It is a rare find: it is one of the few surviving theatres from that period. It is restored, and sin...

I recently went on a vacation which had a large outdoor component. I went hiking, and in parts of the trail I was on involved atypical activities, like bouldering, climbing on large rocks, using steel ladders, and clinging on to chains attached to sl...